Mariska Hargitay, known for her role in Law & Order: SVU, honored her mother, Jayne Mansfield, on what would have been her 90th birthday. Hargitay shared a heartfelt caption and photo of her mother on Instagram, expressing their enduring love.
Jayne Mansfield, born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933, rose to fame in the 1950s and 1960s as one of Hollywood’s iconic blonde bombshells. She was often compared to Marilyn Monroe and was known as the “Working Man’s Monroe.” Mansfield had a successful career, featuring in films like Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Girl Can’t Help It, Promises! Promises!, and The Sheriff of a Fractured Jaw. She was also a Playboy Playmate.
Tragically, Mansfield’s life was cut short in 1967 when she died in a car accident at the age of 34. Hargitay, who was only three years old at the time, was in the car along with her siblings. While they survived, Mansfield, her attorney and companion Sam Brody, and their driver Ronnie Harrison were killed instantly.
Reflecting on her early experience with trauma, Hargitay shared in a 2021 interview that she learned about crisis and the unpredictable nature of life at a young age. She described her life as a journey of peeling back layers and rebuilding trust.
On Jayne Mansfield’s 90th birthday, Hargitay pays tribute to her mother and cherishes the memories they shared.
Mariska Hargitay remembers her late mother, Jayne Mansfield, on what would have been her 90th birthday. Mansfield was a renowned Hollywood actress and a beloved figure of her time. Despite her tragic death at a young age, her legacy lives on, and her daughter continues to honor her memory.